A couple months ago, Tiff came to me to shoot a boudoir of her for her birthday. I of course agreed to do it, but after some thought about it I became a little nervous. Not because I wasn’t confident in my ability to shoot it, but because she is so good at shooting Aura’s boudoirs! My specialty also lies far more on the documentary/wedding specialism of Aura’s portfolio, and I much prefer to shoot portraits outside. So shooting boudoirs, in a hotel room definitely put me out of my element!
Once we started shooting the photos, I relaxed quickly and things started flowing more naturally. I actually enjoyed shooting in the hotel room, as there was a really large window and I was able to shoot natural light, which I prefer to artificial light.
It was different to see Tiff other side of the camera, being a bit nervous, as she such an advocator for pushing your comfort zone, but the hesitation quickly resolved and she really got into it and seemed to enjoy her experience as the subject just as much as her usual role as photographer.
It was a great experience for both of us, pushing us out of our comfort zones; something that I think is very important as a photographer to ensure you are continually learning. And also for Tiff, to know what her clients feel like and to understand what they are going through emotionally when she is shooting their boudoirs. I think going forward it is something that will create a stronger connection between her and her clients.
Here are some of the photos that were created that day…